Playing cat and mouse over posh nosh

Playing cat and mouse over posh nosh

• Christine Allen, of the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, writes of the excellent work being carried out to counter climate change by many people in the Catholic church (Letters , 13 July). • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Dog jumped out of train and walked 125 miles to find owner who rejected her

Dog jumped out of train and walked 125 miles to find owner who rejected her

Maru was exhausted and injured when she was found (Picture: Darya Stulinskaya/The Siberian Times) She walked and ran for 125 miles (200km) (Picture: Siberian Times)Two-and-a-half days later, the wounded and tired dog was found at an industrial estate, close to where her owner lives.

This pizza shop is helping pet owners find their lost dogs and cats

This pizza shop is helping pet owners find their lost dogs and cats

After posting an invitation on Facebook for locals to drop off flyers with their own missing pets to be put on pizza boxes, he woke up the next morning to dozens of messages, texts and phone calls.

Ideal gadgets for pet parents

Ideal gadgets for pet parents

If night is the only time you head out with your pet, then use LED light-up dog balls. Here’s a small interesting story of my pet dog Labrador Retriever who is 2 years old.

Tips to take care of your furry friend this monsoon

Tips to take care of your furry friend this monsoon

While there is no harm in enjoying the rains with your pooch occasionally, the pet parents must keep in mind dogs also need special care during this period, just like humans. Try to avoid water-logged areas when you take out your pooch for a walk.

Puppy farm breeders ‘burned dead dogs in a van’

Puppy farm breeders ‘burned dead dogs in a van’

The charity removed 105 animals, including 87 dogs (Picture: SWNS) Investigators said dogs on site were being intensively bred with little to no regard for their welfare.

Cat food: should you spend more on posh brands?

Cat food: should you spend more on posh brands?

One in 20 of us buy the cheapest on offer, and 64% of cat owners have no idea what they should be looking for in the ingredients, according to a study from premium pet food brand Lily’s Kitchen.

Shelter pets find work (and homes) as hotel 'lobby dogs'

Shelter pets find work (and homes) as hotel 'lobby dogs'

Courtesy of the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and SpaThe program helps dogs get used to socializing with people and children, and gives guests a chance to spend time with a dog, which can be particularly meaningful if they’re missing one at home.

Man who had leg amputated after being shot by dog reveals how he nearly died

Man who had leg amputated after being shot by dog reveals how he nearly died

Describing the accident, which occurred in December on an annual duck hunt with friends and family near Eagle Lake, west of Jackson, Branch, from Monroe, Louisiana, said it was not until he saw the hole in the car that he realized what had happened.

How to keep your pets safe in a dangerous heat wave

How to keep your pets safe in a dangerous heat wave

The American Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty has put out a list of tips people can use to make sure their pets stay safe in escalating temperatures this weekend, when TODAY's Al Roker says more than 100 heat records could be smashed.

Bracken the dog gets £5 pocket money every week to spend on toys and treats

Bracken the dog gets £5 pocket money every week to spend on toys and treats

Now, Bracken is allowed to use his pocket money to buy cuddly toys and contribute to the cost of his swimming lessons. Grant started the weekly allowance after he jokingly bribed Bracken with a five-pound note to get his wallet back.

Experience: my dog is a champion surfer

Experience: my dog is a champion surfer

I never planned to raise a surf dog, but she had been in a kids’ pool at eight weeks old and showed great balance on a boogie board. Surf dog contests were becoming popular in southern California and someone suggested she take part in one, at Ocean Beach in San Diego.

#DogsofInsta: Pet profiles with engaging posts are all the rage

#DogsofInsta: Pet profiles with engaging posts are all the rage

He wanted to share pictures of his pet with all his friends and after the account was created, I joined in posting photos and videos of these two babies.”.

REVEALED: Dogs ABUSED and left to die

REVEALED: Dogs ABUSED and left to die

INJURED dogs and heartbreaking accounts of how they became victims of abuse are all over social media with images of them looking like "bags of bones". When Facebook user Tina Zellmer saw the video, she said: "I cried like a baby.

Golden retriever puppy makes marriage proposal picture-perfect

Golden retriever puppy makes marriage proposal picture-perfect

Kadie Latimer, a 28-year-old aesthetician from Kalispell, Montana, thought she and her boyfriend were modeling for local photographers. Jeremiah & Rachel Photography / jeremiahandrachel.comAt that moment, Booth called for his adult golden retriever, Jackson, who was supposed to run over with the engagement ring.

Petting dogs, cats may reduce stress in students

Petting dogs, cats may reduce stress in students

"Just 10 minutes can have a significant impact," students in our study that interacted with cats and dogs had a significant reduction in cortisol, a major stress hormone," said Patricia Pendry, Associate Professor at Washington State University.

Neglected dog’s fur was so matted her paws dissolved

Neglected dog’s fur was so matted her paws dissolved

Owner Freer was sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for two years, at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Friday, after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.

12 goldendoodle puppies find homes after viral Facebook post

12 goldendoodle puppies find homes after viral Facebook post

"The owner is taking her time and making sure that the puppies are going to good homes, and making sure that she matches families up with the right dog," Mikols said.

Roomba iRobot rolls into dog poo and vacuums it all over the house

Roomba iRobot rolls into dog poo and vacuums it all over the house

The Roomba had not only slid through the poo kindly left out by Ryan’s dog Apollo, it had spread it through the house. His name’s Apollo,’ wrote Ryan.

Do our pets ever really love us – or do they just stick around for the food?

Do our pets ever really love us – or do they just stick around for the food?

Through many years of care and affection, we almost managed to rescue him from this anxiety until – almost as if to prove a point – Dustin was mauled to death by two pet dogs off the lead.

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